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GMH Today: “CMAP Finds a New Home”

GMH Today: “CMAP Finds a New Home”

May / June 2017

“Great things are happening at CMAP, including a new business venture and a new business location!  CMAP, formally known as Community Media Access Partnership, is a nonprofit community media center serving Gilroy, Hollister, and San Juan Bautista.  And, as we all know, media is an increasingly important part of our future.”

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Mission Village Voice:  “Team Dream – Greenhouse Coworking Center Means Business”

Mission Village Voice: “Team Dream – Greenhouse Coworking Center Means Business”

March 2017

“Greenhouse is also the home of CMAP although they occupy separate spaces. Having a TV studio under the same roof is a real benefit for those using the coworking center. A lot of start-ups have to make videos for their websites or investors, and CMAP can provide the tools and training they need to do that — just a few yards away from their desk.”

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Gilroy Dispatch: “CMAP close to opening”

Gilroy Dispatch: “CMAP close to opening”

February 9, 2017

“It is all systems go inside the former billiards hall at the corner of Fifth and Monterey Streets, as Greenhouse Coworking, South County and San Benito County’s first coworking space where people can rent a desk or private office by the hour, gets ready to open in downtown Gilroy.”

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Photo courtesy of Gilroy Dispatch

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Gilroy Life: “CMAP opens new studio and shared business facility in downtown”

January 21, 2017

“The long-empty Garlic City Billiards building in downtown Gilroy will next month transform into a state-of-the-art media center for the South Valley region. As remodeling work comes to a close at the new CMAP-TV headquarters, organizers prepare to celebrate its new headquarters with a Feb. 15 grand opening when the public will be welcomed for a peek.”

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Main story: CMAP opens new studio and shared business facility in downtown

 

 

 

New Hire for a New Center

New Hire for a New Center

CMAP TV is excited to announce that Raul Ceja, San Benito County native, will join our team as CMAP’s new Community Coordinator.  Raul’s expertise in community engagement and communications is a perfect fit for our organization as we enter our next chapter.

This fall we will be opening a new studio and coworking center in downtown Gilroy.  In addition to our digital media programs, our new coworking services will provide shared workspace and private offices for small businesses, freelancers, and telecommuters.  And it’s not just an office space – it’s a community space.  Members can connect with each other, share ideas, and attend fun social events.

To learn more about coworking, visit gilroy.thesatellitecenters.com or contact Raul Ceja at rceja@thesatelliteinc.com or 408-713-0436.  We’re already reserving office space at our new center, so contact us soon.
And stay tuned for more details as our Grand Opening approaches!

Change Around the Corner: New location, new services for CMAP TV

Change Around the Corner: New location, new services for CMAP TV

Change is in the air at CMAP TV, your local community media center.  Starting this summer, we will be moving into our new headquarters in downtown Gilroy.  The new location – a spacious, 5500 square foot building at the corner of Fifth Street and Monterey Road – will house our new digital media studio and coworking center.

What’s “coworking,” you ask? It’s a new approach to work and community that is taking root across the country.  Picture a shared work environment where members can create, connect, and collaborate.  Freelancers can reserve a desk for their day-to-day tasks and then book the conference room to meet with clients.  Small businesses can rent office space for their team, complete with office amenities like a professional copier, high-speed internet, and free coffee.  Commuters can become telecommuters.  Home business owners can escape the distractions at home.  Startups can find a space to start.

And better yet, it’s not just an office space – it’s a community space.  Members can connect with each other, share ideas, and hold social events.  And of course, they will have access to CMAP’s video equipment, digital media suites, and television studio.  We envision a vibrant community of creators that benefits individuals, organizations, and the community at large.

Since coworking is a new model for CMAP TV, we will be partnering with Satellite Telework Centers, a company with a proven track record in the field.  Together, we aim to provide a valuable service for local residents and organizations – while also generating revenue to expand our programs in South Santa Clara and San Benito Counties.

 

Satellite Santa Cruz

Satellite Digital Media Center in Santa Cruz, CA.     (Credit: Satellite Telework Centers)

 

Digital media is still the core of our work.  CMAP TV will continue to offer our media access services, including low-cost equipment rental, affordable classes, and distribution on television and YouTube channels.  Indeed, our new location will enable us to improve these services.  The new facility will feature a larger studio space for filming television shows, interviews, and PSAs.  We will have more space for classes and workshops.  To top it off, the new studio will be easier to access – located right off Highway 101 in the heart of downtown Gilroy.

It’s all part of CMAP TV’s mission: empower our communities to thrive in a digital world.  We’re grateful for the opportunity to work with you to achieve this mission.  So please get in touch; we want to hear from you as we begin this new chapter in CMAP TV’s story.

And don’t forget to follow us on Facebook or Twitter for updates during our transition as well as news about the grand opening of our new center!

Becca King Reed
Becca King Reed
is the Executive Director of CMAP TV (www.cmap.tv).
She is an award-winning producer of television magazine shows, news programs and documentaries.